GPS tracking watches are important in schools where children with special needs attend. They are also necessary for other children, for different reasons. This article looks at some of the reasons why GPS tracking watches should be allowed in schools.
When the GPS tracking watches came into being, most schools frowned upon the idea of children wearing the devices in class. They felt that parents did not fully trust them with the safety of their children, which became a sensitive issue for both parents and school administrators. However, there were compelling reasons, especially when it came to children with special needs. Here are some of them
Children with special needs have the tendency to wander off, even without their knowing so. A child with ADHD can forget where he or she is, and not even remember how to get back to the school. Children with autism are even more difficultto monitor, despite the fact that they tend to stick to particular routines.
GPS tracking watches are a great way for parents, and teachers to keep track of children with special needs. If the class goes on a school trip, the teachers can rest easy, knowing that the parent can track the child using the GPS tracking apps. For other children, it is important for both parents and teachers to keep them within the geofence allocated to each. During class, the geofence is limited to the boundaries of the school. If the child tries to play truant and miss classes to go out of the school, the parents and teachers can easily track the child.
There are other people who feel that the child will not be able to study well, knowing that he or she is being monitored. This is just a case of the parent and the child understanding why this measure is necessary. The child should know that the measure is being taken primarily for safety purposes. Parents should discuss the GPS device with their child to get buy in from the child.
GPS tracking watches in schools have become very popular, with some becoming fashion items. This is similar to the case where children found it exciting to have a Smartphone in school. They feel that they belong when they see that they have GPS watches just like their peers.
In conclusion, it is no longer a big issue as to whether a child should wear a GPS tracking watch to school. Parents and teachers have come to agree that the devices are important in the safe monitoring of the child against any incidents.